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we're in keeping with all the other institutions around it will bring new life and really enhance the area much more and i think that's an important aspect. it's not just about the programming but the agricultural. we're trying to work on this building skumg the top of the building and provide materials that are in other buildings around it. as you can see from the section of the building the museum plays a very important part it becomes another entrance to the other projects the tower itself at the top of the tower and again in the spirit of trying to keep the shadows minimal on union square
we are working the east side of the building and it's the side that casts the most amount of shadow so we reduced that by thirty percent. and from a ground floor plan i think it's important to understand this this building the footprint is 50 thousand square feet. the top is approximately 12 though 9 hundred square feet. as we've evolved i've been here 20 years working on buildings. where we're in the mindset of doing for slender buildings and
that's primarily why this building has been redone. that's an important aspect in terms of trying to create an active skyline is to create those slimmer towers. also what's important will the ground floor plan unlike other buildings this is on the corner and we've been able to landscape around the mission street light trees and again, the enhance on the plazas a side. so it is not plugged into the middle of a block. there's a lot of surfaces. we revitalized the arresting -
also to keep in mind we have utilized the enhance spots and we're relie down. this is a picture looking east and we'll be taking off the 1980 version of the old building. and this is the scale of the contemporary museum building. we're presenting the jessie plaza with the front door. as one sits at that front door you will see the jessie building and prostrate this type of
agricultural on the plazas a it's good for the environment and attractive. keep in mind we've been working with the h pc and we have to do some work on the place. this is a place holder the massing has worked out with the wind analysis and we're going to be going back that the mexican wind team. again, this is a section at the base of the museum it taxes up the first four floors of the project. and the retail on third and mission it's important. here you have a picture of the old arson building we're going
to be rehabilitating that whole building but excess any questionsly we're going to be redoing the whole floor. so i think the building in itself will be very activated on the first floor. this is some details of the overall structure of the building. what i want to point out here i know we're short on time but we started this building several years ago with a tremendous amount of shadowing impact. we've worked with the planning vice president to work to start to orient that building south so it will reduce the shadowing.
as you can see we've reduced the height of the building but we've reduced the shadowing impacts significantly. and as you heard earlier basically, there's 4 weeks of shadow that by want 15 there be no more shadowing and two weeks at 8 fourteen. it's early morning shadow before retails open and not midday shadows. this is the future of san francisco. we've got quite a few of the of buildings coming up. i want to reemphasis this site is important the skyline of san francisco is important. we think and we're working with
the planning department of public health we feel the building is just right. we feel that when buildings become all the same heights it becomes a very stagnant skyline and that's why the buildings surrounding that area have extra height to make it look different. our building is slirnd and elegant and it will be a tremendous asset to this area. if you have any questions i'll answer them >> thank you. we may have questions for you later. >> public sponsor. >> okay. let's try this again.
opening up to public comment (calling names) thank you (calling names) >> i'm a representative from the i b w local 6. we're presenting over 6 hundred workers in san francisco everyday. it seems like the shadows have been addressed and the shadowing is minimal so we lend our support to the project. also at that time when the projects are winding down our folks are going to be looking for work and this will give
valuable jobs. as a san francisco native i would say that the mexican cultural history and contributions of san francisco the museum would be an incredible museum for them as a source of pride for the mexican pride in san francisco >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please . >> i'm an artist on the republic art. i live in san francisco for thirty years and i have been very lucky to work here. i know that san francisco has something very unique adversity in the arts.
you can see all the arts from mexican native american. and i think san francisco has a great collection for the museum not only of chicano art but a large collection of text told us and musical arts and furniture and folk art. we really should consider giving this to the collection. so we definitely need to have a very good sense of access to everything everybody i hope you consider to give us this gift. thank you >> thank you. >> good afternoon commissioner.
i am part jew and part basic an, an american. i'm the ceo of the chambers we represent over 3 hundred businesses that are proud to be part of the mexico. we have the name to represent - we are part of the business community and someone most of the people who work in the city we provided for the city we reside in the city and we believe this is a very important stepping stone into finalizing this. we have the asian museum and the
african-american it is time to have a permanent home for the mexican museum. we believe that people will be looking to have a small excuse not be to be part of the city. this is part to continue the dream that he have for latino heritage to be affiliated with the museum. this is very important that will provide residence and more opportunities to be in the area it will provide for us to showcase our heritage and our community not only for mexico but for all latin americans. we feel it's time for us to move forward.
we are in support over 3 hundred business owners and we encourage you to support in and finalize it. thank you >> >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good morning commissioners seem virginia. and the alliance is a membership organization representing all the various stakeholders and we support the mexican museum project. we believe this this project works great with the neighborhood and many of the cultureal institutions are happy to work with the museum. we're happy to know that the perspire is oh, $450,000 each year for the garden.
we're very supportive of the project and we hope today you'll approve the project. thank you >> thank you. >> good morning commissioners i'm the chair the building committee atkins and the incoming person for the business. i'm located on the south part of the city. the accepty is finally here and is a direct result of the ma limit partners. as you know we've had several hearings where literally
hundreds of folks in various parts of the san francisco have come to support in particular the mexican museum. today, we have asked a select if you that have speakers coming to speak and their represent hundreds of folks who would like to see this mexican museum realized. we have had to ask to have side shadow impact reduced in union square. and also to stress the importance of the mexican museum in the area we have the best collection of mexican and latino art we're the only institution
that has those art. and we host the children of the public schools and the families that are over 50 thousand strong. we have to get the must be can museum sustainable and to make is a tlooifl complete project. this will get us one step closer to our dad and mom and i'd like to thank you on behalf of the union board and staff. thank you >> i'm going to call a few more names (calling names)
>> morning commissioners i represent the carpenters union. i've got to say if i'm backed up in a corner i'd want those folks with me. a lot of projects downtown thanks to you and the planning commission. a lot of shadows and heights. the eir appears to be intact and again, this community they're really strong support for this project and we thank you, thank you very much >> good morning president fong i'm andrew i'm the chair of the board of the mexican museum and
come to you. i speak on behalf of the museum and the mexico president. i have the honor of serving in san francisco. i'm here to speak no support of the mexican museum and the tower project. we've been working hard and long to complete the violation in the arts district. the center of the arts is truly diversity. projects sponsor has worked diligently before and before other hearings to reduce the size of the proposed tower and the reduction of the shadowing on the union square.
this will enable us to develop and open a arts museum and to showcase a mexican-american and chicano art. when american people excessive of 14 thousand objects arts. we are the first museum to receive the credits in the air. i ask you on behalf of our colleagues and former board members to please consider and approve the staff recommendations so the visitors as well as the residents asking can enjoy the mexican museum. before i leave the san francisco
article i'd like to leave it; four, your review. thank you >> hello commissioners. i'm mexican architect. i'm going to support the development of the 606 mexican museum project. i believe the proposed development will be an asset to the neighborhood. and in conclusion of the arson building. that includes new windows and this will bring a sense of life to the third street corridor. this has no character and this important future will highlight the building as part of the
probable project i believe this will be vital to the project please move it forward >> >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good morning president and chair. i'm david and i'm very proud to be before you this morning as the current director of the museum. thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today in approving the residential tower project. with me today are many supporters and members of the museum in the arts district. for the sake of respecting your time please remember that
hundreds of supporters have come out for this for the impact report certification reports. your vote to approve the report is critical to the success to help us fulfill the primary source for the latino arts. we know that the opposition have made complains regarding the completeness of our project. and those don't acknowledge the arts. the mexican museum has worked long and hard and millennium partners to address any and all concerns that by the public and
planning staff. we have listened and addressed all concerns over the past two years ago and over the past month. today, the project is a culmination of years of work and we feel good about the project before you. our organization has continued to maintain the sustainability of the project. we have advanced membership program and have implemented the ongoing museum effort. on behalf of the thousands of supporters he ask you approve this project.
thank you >> michael. the shadow issue has two components one is the shadow itself. and the second is the one of creditor balancing benefits. i have to know that the single most important component is latino and that latino workforce is of mexican dewy sent or mexic mexican birth. they can bring their to show it off and we ask you to support the project. thank you >> good morning commissioners my name is victor. i was born and raised if = -
today, i'm representing my chamber of commerce. you heard from any ceo earlier today we want to give the support to the projected plan to build. i am the hispanic border president which includes the central american chamber of commerce and i'm the executive director. i want to stress although i'm not medication can but the museum is very important and it's time they make a presence in one of the most is importance.
in the name of over 3 hundred members of the chamber of commerce of san francisco i'd like to stress the support to the project as listed. thank you very much >> thank you. coming up i'll call some more names (calling names) >> good morning commissioners i'm michael i'm with the union here in san francisco. you know, i want to commend millennium on the trimming of this project in order to reduce the shadow impacts. and just to speak brief i began working here with the marriott going up and a have worked almost every project with the four seasons where our shop was
in the first power plant where the jewish museum fans now and had worked on other projects in changing the roof of the ball rooms in the moscone center. this project completed sort of the area of the garden and that's key to developing this city in a positive manner. i would ask you to approve that project and continue to revitalizes all the projects in this city so, please move forward >> thank you. >> good morning commissioners i'm bill and i'm speaking abbas the authority of the property k. first of all, we support the
mexican project. prior to prop k sunlight was consistently lost in favor of the economic growth that's why the public voted to prohibit that practice. the promotion required the planning commission to draft implementing regulation. after years of studies the city implemented it but not as a policy position they were required to by the voter. neither of your commissions have the moral or legal right to over rule the voters. what is happened instead is years of systematic decisions to
over rule prop k. this is about economic growth and the prop k prohibits that. on page 4 in part the fundamental rule of statutory construction is to consider the rule. it goes on to see the ordinance has disapproval of any project p.s. that has any diverse impact. it strongly suggests that the shad shadowing is important. but this ordinance was adopted to protect the sunshine in existing parks. lastly, the passage of this is
the desire of without regard to any opinions the developers might propose. the planning department of public health must not have any shadowing to approve this project. i urge you lastly commissioners parks always lose in a debate with developers. everyone will raise their hands and say i'm in favor of the sunshine in parks but a bunch of economic growth and parks lose. over time that's how we kill the parks. i urge you to avoid the lawsuit that you will lose and a uphold the commissioners decision